Hamberger & Weiss



Buffalo Skyline from Erie Basin Marina

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High Falls on the Genesee River in downtown Rochester, NY

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Hamberger & Weiss and its predecessor firms have provided the highest quality representation of employers and insurance carriers in defense of workers' compensation claims, WCL Section 120 discrimination claims, Loss Transfer arbitrations and in Line of Duty Injury claims by police and firefighters under General Municipal Law Section 207 for over 60 years. With 40 lawyers in its Buffalo and Rochester offices, Hamberger & Weiss is one of the largest firms in New York devoted exclusively to workers' compensation defense. All of our attorneys are dedicated to not only aggressive defense of workers' compensation claims, but also client counseling for litigation avoidance and early exit strategies. 

Hamberger & Weiss regularly appears at all Workers' Compensation Board hearing sites in Western New York, handles appeals statewide to the Workers' Compensation Board and the Appellate Courts in New York, and represents clients statewide in preparation of WCL Section 32 Settlement Agreements with calculation of Medicare Set–Aside arrangements and submission of pre-settlement approval applications to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Our lawyers have long assumed leadership roles in bar, professional and industry groups. Hamberger & Weiss has presented annual seminars on New York Workers' Compensation topics for over three decades and its lawyers regularly speak at other seminars for industry and the bar and provide in-house teaching sessions for clients.  

Our lawyers have published on numerous compensation topics and co-author the New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook published by LexisNexis, the premier handbook on workers' compensation in New York. Hamberger & Weiss has long maintained an AV rating in Martindale–Hubbell.   Hamberger & Weiss proudly serves as the New York member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), a nationwide association of independent, AV rated law firms committed to providing the highest quality representation, counsel and education in workers’ compensation defense. A number of Hamberger & Weiss’ lawyers are Fellows in The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and have been recognized for many years in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in the field of workers' compensation.

Buffalo Office

700 Main Place Tower
350 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Telephone: (716) 852-5200
Fax: (716) 852-0003
Email: buffalo@hwcomp.com

Buffalo District Hearing Sites:  Buffalo, Jamestown, Allegany


Rochester Office

One South Washington Street
Suite 500
Rochester, New York 14614
Telephone: (585) 262-6390
Fax: (585) 262-6399
Email: rochester@hwcomp.com

Rochester District Hearing Sites: Rochester, Batavia

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